THEODORE J BERLETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

THEODORE JAMES BERLETT

WALL NAME

THEODORE J BERLETT

PANEL / LINE

1E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/28/1962

HOME OF RECORD

PLATTSMOUTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

NE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR THEODORE JAMES BERLETT
POSTED ON 5.31.2024

Ground Casualty

Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) was U.S. military advisors sent around the world to assist in the training of armed forces and facilitate military aid. In 1961, MAAG Laos was established to support the Royal Lao Armed Forces (FAR) in their fight against communist Pathet Lao. SGT Theodore J. Berlett was a Special Forces-qualified Combat Engineer serving with A Company, 7th Special Forces Group, MAAG Laos. On January 28, 1962, Berlett was conducting weapons training in Laos near Ban Nang Eun, approximately 18 kilometers (10.8 miles) northeast of Ban Mouang Cha, as part of Operation White Star, a covert counterinsurgency training operation conducted by the 7th Special Forces Group in the early 1960s. During a demonstration for FAR forces in the procedure for detonating 3.5” rocket launcher rounds, a premature detonation of the ammunition occurred. Berlett sustained fragmentation wounds to the right mid-chest resulting in fatal pneumothorax and hemothorax injuries. Berlett was 29 years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 8.19.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BERLETT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SPECIAL FORCES QUALIFIED COMBAT ENGINEER. IT IS 2017, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. IT IS ALSO PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2016

Ground Casualty

SGT Theodore J. Berlett was a Special Forces qualified combat engineer serving with A Company, 7th Special Forces Group, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam (MAAGV). A paratrooper since 1951, SGT Berlett was killed on January 28, 1962, in a training accident at Moung Om Camp, Laos. Details of the accident were not reported to the press. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Sgt. Berlett Killed in Laos Accident.” Plattsmouth Journal (NE), February 5, 1962]
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POSTED ON 10.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Theodore James Berlett, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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